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About VITAE

Chef Edwin Bellanco's New American Restaurant located in the heart of Midtown.

4 East 46th St.
New York, NY 10017
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Contemporary American, Wine Bar

Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Monday - Friday 11:00am - 3:00pm
Small Bites: Monday - Friday 3:00pm - 5:30pm
Dinner: Monday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm
Private Events-7 Days a week, 8:00am-1:00am

Cross Street:
Between 5th Avenue & Madison Avenue

Dress Code:
Business Casual

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(212) 682-3562

Website:
http://www.vitaenyc.com/

Catering:
Off Premise Catering-7 days A Week-7am-Midnight
Delivery and set up for all your catering needs.

Parking Details:
Metered Street Parking

Public Transit:
47-50th Rockefeller Center B,D,F,M.
42nd Grand Central Station 4,5,6,6X.

Executive Chef:
Chef/Owner Edwin Bellanco

Private Party Facilities:
Vitae offers an exceptional private dining spaces for any occasion.
Overlooking the main dining room, the second story mezzanine provides a chic and trendy way to entertain.
From Cocktail receptions to fully coursed lunch and dinners, it is the perfect place to host a party.
The Mezzanine can accommodate up to 40 people for a cocktail party and up to 30 people for a private lunch or dinner.
Our Lounge is ideal for after work drinks and appetizers and can easily host 30 guests.
Our Main Dining room can seat 60 comfortably.
The entire restaurant is also available for private functions.
For more information please contact our Events Department at (212) 682-3868or events@vitaenyc.com.

Private Party Contact:
Our Private Events Team: (212) 682-3868

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Wine

Special Events & Promotions:
VITAE is available for Private Functions 7am-2am, 7 Days A Week
Tailored Lunches
Corporate Dinners
Board Meetings
Going Away Parties
Rehearsal Dinners
Cocktail Receptions
Filming on Location Shoots

VITAE Ratings and Reviews

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4
3
2
1

4.5

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.5

service

4.4

ambience

4.4

value

4.0

Noise

Moderate

91% would recommend it to a friend

Business Meals (27)
Creative Cuisine (21)
Fit for Foodies (19)
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Good for a Date (18)
Special Occasion (12)
Good for Anniversaries (12)
Good for Birthdays (11)
Pre/post Theatre (11)
Great for Lunch (10)
Good for Groups (9)
Tasting Menu (9)
Neighborhood Gem (8)
Quiet Conversation (8)
Casual (7)
Notable Wine List (7)
Bar Seating (6)
Fun (6)
Cozy (4)
Local Ingredients (4)
Romantic (4)
Good Vegetarian Options (4)
Gluten Free Options (3)
Handcrafted Cocktails (3)
Hot Spot (3)
Paleo Friendly (3)
Vibrant Bar Scene (3)
Authentic (2)
Late-night Find (2)
People Watching (2)
Quick Bite (2)
Seasonal (2)
Vegan (2)
Happy Hour (2)
Afternoon Coffee (1)
Worth the Drive (1)
Great for Brunch (1)
Kid-friendly (1)
Comfort Food (1)
Healthy (1)
Sunday Lunch (1)
Tapas (1)
Afternoon Tea (1)
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 (New York Area)·Dined 2 days ago

We arrived on time. Ordered drinks and asked that the appetizers were not delivered until we had finished the aperetif. Drinks arrived no problem. Then our waitress disappeared. After about 30 mins someone asks us if we would like to see the desert menu....
After about another 10 minutes nothing had happened so we left.
Very poor service. The restaurant wasnt even busy so no excuse whatsoever.

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 (New York Area)·Dined 2 days ago

Got together with friends and had a table on the mezzanine level...which is where I'd recommend sitting. It's much quieter than downstairs, and nice to look out over the rest of the restaurant. I had the best trout I've ever put in my mouth, a sentiment echoed by one of my fellow diners who had ordered the same dish, and the beet salad with arugula and goat cheese was lovely to look at and devour. Highly recommend, though it is not an inexpensive night out.

Tags: Business Meals, Good for Groups, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Tasting Menu, Fit for Foodies, Pre/post Theatre, Fun
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 (San Francisco)·Dined 6 days ago

Did the tasting and pairing, the serving were way too big and we were full by the 3rd course. Food was good, but the portions hurt the experience

Tags: Business Meals, Good for a Date
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·Dined on November 10, 2017

Very good food. Didn't have the beer I wanted so offered me a free replacement beer on the house. Overall was pleased with my dinner.

Tags: Fun, Business Meals, Creative Cuisine, Tasting Menu
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 (Pittsburgh)·Dined on November 8, 2017

This was a great restaurant for what we needed at the time, a nice meal among business colleagues. It is not touristy, the food was good, and they had a nice but small wine list.

Tags: Business Meals
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 8, 2017

Fun, energetic atmosphere, but very loud. Server was not attentive. Food was great though.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on November 4, 2017

The food was excellent, the service was better. Went above and beyond to provide a memorable anniversary dinner.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on November 1, 2017

The noise level made it virtually impossible to have a conversation. The tables are extremely close together. The service was inattentive (had to ask several times for grated cheese for the pasta; by the time it came the pasta was cold. The food was very good but the overall ambience defeated the purpose of a friends get -together

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·Dined on October 25, 2017

Fast service, well executed food, international cuisine with a twist.

Tags: Creative Cuisine
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 (Portland)·Dined on October 18, 2017

A four day visit to NYC and Hubbies 69th Birthday! Great food, special birthday appetizer for him and fun desserts with chocolate wishes. Very nice. I would love to give Vitae an overall 5 stars but the noise level was impossible. It was very hard to talk with each other....but the service and food were very good.

Tags: Hot Spot, Notable Wine List, Business Meals, Special Occasion
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 18, 2017

2nd time visiting, Both times excellent. Service was impeccable along with quality of food and presentation. Chef's tasting menu was enjoyable and fun! Foie gras was phenomenal. Can't wait to return.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Creative Cuisine
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·Dined on October 16, 2017

The entire staff was friendly and courteous making our dining experience fabulous. That made celebrating my special B-day such a pleasure with complementary surprise small starter tasters, gorgeous dessert and a "goodie gift bag" to take home.
Thank you all for such a great visit.

Tags: Authentic, Tasting Menu, People Watching, Cozy, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Pre/post Theatre, Creative Cuisine
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 16, 2017

Great food - beet salad & halibut was delicious! Service great too

Tags: Local Ingredients, Good for Birthdays, Business Meals, Quiet Conversation, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Pre/post Theatre, Great for Brunch
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 16, 2017

The food was excellent. The service, while friendly, was inexcusably inattentaive and slow. It was slow getting started, they never checked our meal and we sat with empty plates until we finally asked for the check which was delivered with the empty plates still in the table.

If they were more attentive, we problay would have had dessert and coffee. I am aggravated that I still left them a decent tip; less than 20% but way more than deserved.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Good for Birthdays, Seasonal
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·Dined on October 9, 2017

Nice menu, Trout was delicious. Wonderful Hostess!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 7, 2017

Excellent,
Evening dining, we had the chefs tasting menu and was impressed of the attention to detail, food quality and taste.
We also had the wine paring which I would also highly recommend.

Friendly service, eligant interior and comfortable enviorment.
A must visit.

Tags: Tasting Menu, Creative Cuisine, Romantic, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries, Notable Wine List
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·Dined on October 7, 2017

We were looking for a quite place to have dinner to celebrate our 50th Wedding anniversary while visiting New York. The staff was very friendly. We were given a special desert with Happy Anniversary written on the plate in chocolate.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries, Quiet Conversation, Gluten Free Options, Special Occasion, Tasting Menu
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 7, 2017

Of places nearby, this is one of the better options in the area. Food is well made. Good selection of wine by the glass. Service is good.

Tags: Good for a Date, Business Meals, Good for Groups, Special Occasion
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 7, 2017

Very nice experience
Excellent service
Was a birthday and they helped make it special
The atmosphere of the Place is very nice and is great for dates.
The lamb loin and fillet mignon are great

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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on October 2, 2017

Second time in 3 days. Great food, service, etc. Geo is wonderful and attentive.

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·Dined on October 2, 2017

I went there with my baby. They were very friendly and kind. Their hospitality was great. I would recommend this place! Also the risotto I ordered was very tasty. Their service was good. Definitely I will visit here again.

Tags: Kid-friendly, Great for Lunch, Tasting Menu, Business Meals
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·Dined on October 1, 2017

Great food and excellent service!

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·Dined on September 30, 2017

Great ambiance. Low noise could actually have a conversation. It was a special occasion. The staff was very attentive. Food was delicious. I would definitely recommend.

Tags: Good for a Date, Pre/post Theatre, Good for Anniversaries
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on September 29, 2017

Great food. Creative and interesting.

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 (Raleigh)·Dined on September 27, 2017

Met a friend there and we had a lovely time. Did not feel crushed in or rushed out!

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Paleo Friendly, Good for a Date
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·Dined on September 26, 2017

Excellent food, service was impeccable and attention to detail was second to none, booked for special birthday meal whilst in NYC and Vitae made it very special

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Creative Cuisine, Business Meals, Quiet Conversation, Good for Birthdays
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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 25, 2017

Clearly, Vitae is a fancy restaurant and I've given it multiple chances but the food just isn't good. My snow crab was so creamy that I spent half my meal scraping sauce off of it. The dessert was pretty good though. It's just too expensive for a place where the food is sub-par.

Tags: Business Meals
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on September 23, 2017

My parents live in midtown east and I got to choose the dinner location so I opted for this little pricey place. It is totally worth it. I imagine it's busy hours are in the afternoon because it was so quiet on Saturday night. The service was amazing. The food was sublime and the drinks were delicious. GO HERE if you can afford it, I can't but I'm glad someone supports my expensive eating habits.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 19, 2017

Excellent, as usual. Food seemed to be at a slightly higher level than past experience at all levels, in variety, execution and presentation. Service was excellent. A favorite mid-town spot.

Tags: Business Meals, Creative Cuisine
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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 15, 2017

Midtown business lunch option that presents a break from the steakhouse norm. Food options for most diners, from burger to ramen noodles to various salads, with ample small plate/appetizer options to encourage sharing.

Tags: Business Meals, Creative Cuisine, Fun, Great for Lunch
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 (Salt Lake City)·Dined on September 13, 2017

Great restaurant and service. Trout was amazing and they give out delicious home made chocolate chip cookies to go as an additional bonus. Lovely restaurant and highly recommend.

Tags: People Watching, Gluten Free Options, Good for Groups
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 (Dallas)·Dined on September 9, 2017

The menu has plenty of options and is executed to perfection. Octopus starter is amazing. All the recopies are first class and everyone in the party was very happy with their meal. the bartenders are also very knowledgeable and can make you whatever suits your fancy.

Tags: Bar Seating, Tasting Menu, Neighborhood Gem, Vegan
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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 9, 2017

I'll preface this by saying that my husband is a chef and I worked front of house for 10+ years so we really enjoy going to restaurants with amazing food, but we also find ourselves critiquing everything. That being said, this restaurant was spot on!!! The apps were so delicious- the cacio e peppe and the foie gras was incredible! Entrees were a little disappointing (the fish was significantly overdone leaving it very dry) but other than that we didn't have a single complaint. The service was so personal, every team member coming over to wish us a happy anniversary, and custom printed anniversary menus. The restaurant was comfortable and laid back. You don't have to dress in your heels and suits to enjoy their amazing food. Business casual makes the restaurant so accessible. We will definitely be back and highly recommend!

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on September 1, 2017

We celebrated our anniversary here, pre-theater. We only had an hour fifteen minutes after we got in late with traffic but able to do the 4 course tasting menu (which was actually 5...). Without getting into long detail, the food was AMAZING, service impeccable and atmosphere great. They asked if anything particular we wanted and I asked for scallop and duck and my husband asked for halibut. They even personalized the menu for us and sent us home wth cookies for us and separate bags for our 3 daughters. Would recommend over and over.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Romantic, Creative Cuisine, Tasting Menu, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on August 30, 2017

Great anniversary dinner!
Our server was outstanding w/o being intrusive; as were all staff contact.
Food was delicious, halibut tender & moist; wife's King Crab was melt-in-your-mouth!
Wonderful night!

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Good for Birthdays, Creative Cuisine
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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 28, 2017

The food and menu is outstanding. Presentation is top notch. The service is outstanding.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Business Meals
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 (New England)·Dined on August 22, 2017

Over priced with very average food. Even charged extra for the bread on the table.
There are a lot of better options in midtown.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 19, 2017

First time at Vitae--friendly, efficient staff, excellent food, very nice ambiance. Will have a return visit.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Pre/post Theatre
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on August 17, 2017

Food was excellent and nice touch providing small tastes in addition to our order. Service was excellent and our servers suggestions were spot on.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Tasting Menu, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Quiet Conversation, Business Meals, Fit for Foodies, Local Ingredients
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on August 17, 2017

Great food and service. A bit too loud for a business conversation.

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